Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 17, the day before my 18th birthday. I’ve completely let it rule my life previously and missed out on so much, which is fairly stupid (I now realise) at 29 as it had never returned.
My first symptom was that my right arm had done numb, no weakness or anything it was just sensory. The neurologist put coins in my hand and asked me to tell her what they were by their shape - and I couldn’t. It only lasted about three weeks. I had an MRI and lumbar puncture which confirmed it for me. As soon as I got the diagnosis my younger self just went into a complete state of depression. After a year or so I managed to put it to the back of my mind and ignored it, and moved on with my life.
I’ve had several niggles since, not lasting more than a few days so never went back to a doctor. I was signed off from my neurologist when I was 18 and have never been chased up or anything so haven’t seen anyone for over a decade.
I wish I had been put on a treatment, or at least been able to speak to someone about it as I feel like I’ve been forgotten I now have a fantastic six year old daughter and my partner and I have been discussing another baby. I feel scared because I know kids are a no no when you’re taking mediation.
My question is, I had my bloods taken over a month ago and was told my iron was low so I started taking iron supplements. The first week I did start feeling better, but after three or four weeks taking them I really think they have triggered something.
My right leg went numb and hot. Then it has gone weak, and now my left leg is slightly numb. I have never had this before and I’m hoping the iron won’t have caused anything, is this likely?
I daren’t go to the doctor, I don’t want my daughter or partner to worry. I just don’t know what to do.
I know this message is all over the place, I just didn’t even know where to start when I joined this forum.
Thanks for reading, and help would be appreciated.